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How to pick the best wrestling camp: 3 factors every parent or wrestler should consider when making a final decision

Below is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of the book, The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps.

In the book, some of the top high school coaches comment on the advice they give parents and wrestlers on how to pick the best wrestling camp. With this group of HS coaches, there is over 100 years of combined coaching experience backing up their advice.

It doesn’t matter if you are from a top wrestling state like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, Oklahoma or California. Or a state like Florida, Tennessee, Georgia, New Mexico, Idaho, Washington, Montana or Rhode Island, where wrestling is popular in pockets. You can find the best wrestling camp for your skill level and budget by following these three steps to finding the best wrestling camp for youth and high school wrestlers.

To choose the best wrestling camp, you can’t go wrong following the basic advice of some of the top high school wrestling coaches in the US:

➭ Determine what you want from the camp experience.

➭ Read the promotional materials carefully, and don’t be wowed just by the names of big-time college programs hosting the camp, or superstar wrestlers or coaches.

➭ Ask your coach and other wrestlers which camps they’ve been to, and would recommend.

Want more advice like this from top high school and college coaches, parents, elite wrestlers, camp directors and elite wrestling minds like Dan Gable, J Robinson, Rob Koll and more? Then order your copy of The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps today. It’s only $10 and shipping is FREE! You could spend thousands on camps and training over the course of your child’s wrestling career. But you could also save thousands by following the advice and tips gathered in this book.

You’ll become informed, make better decisions, find better training opportunities and most important, SAVE MONEY  while HELPING YOUR WRESTLER HAVE A BETTER CAMP EXPERIENCE. Save money. Train better. Become a better wrestler.


How to pick the best wrestling camp in your state and for your budget

It’s that time of year..

Wrestlers and parents throughout the country are searching for the right wrestling camp for their youth or high school wrestler. Like most parents, wrestlers or coaches, you are hitting the Internet and using Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other search engines to insert key words looking for camps that fit your need.

It is a good idea, to use Google and type in key words such as Best Wrestling Camps, Top 10 wrestling camps, Youth Wrestling Camps or how to find a summer wrestling camp. In fact, those questions were a big part of the basis of writing the book, The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps. When I was the editor of a leading national wrestling web site, I often got asked the question: “Where do I send my kid to wrestling camp?” It wasn’t just me, however. It was others. Rick Kacher, owner of the Adam Wrestling Takedown Machine, said it too – he would get that question 200 times a year. Parents were interested in his product and then would ask “where do I send my kid to wrestling camp?” Or “How do I know the best wrestling camp out there?”

This shows that when it comes to choosing a wrestling camp, there is a lot of confusion on what is the best route to take. There is a lot of information out there, no doubt, but it takes time to sift through that information. That’s where The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps helps. The book sifts through the information and asks the same questions you ask in your web searches. Questions such as:

What’s the best wrestling camp out there?
How do I know which camp is better than others?
What camp will help my son or daughter become a state champion?
When is the right age to go to wrestling camp?
What type of camp is right for me?
How do I find a camp that is affordable?

And much more…

While searching the Internet via keywords is a great way to get started, let that just be the start of your search. Here are five ways to pick a wrestling camp – once you’ve identified the camps you want to attend via Internet searches:

1. Contact the camp directly and ask questions
2. Look for online reviews about the camp
3. Talk to others in your club, on your high school team or the coaching staff, to see what more they know about the camps you are interested in.
4. Look for the right dates, cost, location and type of camp (such as intensive camp, team camp, technique camp, big man camp, commuter camp, day camp, etc)
5. Narrow the choices down to two. Pick three to five that you are really interested in, then shorten your choice down to the top two and make your final decision from there.

Or, you could order The Ultimate Guide to Wrestling Camps, and find out for yourself, from over 40 top college coaches, high school coaches, Olympians, national champions, All-Americans, parents and other youth wrestlers who have experienced and the answers to your questions.

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